Food and Health Bureau
|Food and Health Bureau|
Emblem of the Hong Kong SAR
|Headquarters||18/F, East Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong|
|Ministers responsible||Ko Wing-man, Secretary for Food and Health
Chan Siu-chi, under Secretary for Food and Health
|Agency executive||Yuen Ming-fai, Permanent Secretary for Food and Health(Health)|
|Parent agency||Chief Secretary for Administration|
|Child agencies||Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
Department of Health
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
Food and Health Bureau (Chinese: 食物及衞生局; Mandarin Pinyin: Shíwù jí Wèishēngjú; Jyutping: sik6 mat6 kap6 wai6 sang1 guk6) is a government bureau that manages health programmes and immunisation programmes in Hong Kong.
It oversees policies on food and health issues. The Department of Health, Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, and the Government Laboratory report to the Bureau. The bureau is headed by Secretary for Food and Health, the current secretary is Ko Wing-man and permanent secretary is Sandra Lee.
When the Principal Officials Accountability System (POAS) was introduced in July 2002, the name of the Bureau was renamed from Health and Welfare Bureau to the name of Health, Welfare and Food Bureau, with the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department was transferred from the now abolished Environment and Food Bureau. Prior to the transfer of sovereignty in 1997 it was named Health and Welfare Branch.
In July 2007, it was renamed to the current name of Food and Health Bureau, with its functions on welfare transferred to the Labour and Welfare Bureau.